In the market the company is trading unchanged by 0.00 percent from yesterday's close. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.
Equities research analysts at First Analysis dropped their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Capella Education in a research note issued on Tuesday. Barrington Research upped their target price on shares of Capella Education from $85.00 to $98.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their target price on shares of Capella Education from $86.00 to $79.45 and set an "outperform" rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Capella Education from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th.
In other Capella Education news, CEO J Kevin Gilligan sold 2,000 shares of Capella Education stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 23rd. The total value of its holdings increased 8.7%. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,127,235 shares of the company's stock valued at $96,491,000 after buying an additional 15,769 shares during the last quarter. Company insiders own 3.56% of the company's stock. The fund owned 45,820 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 2,090 shares during the period. Two research experts recommended the company shares with a sell recommendation, 1 have issued a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation to the firms shares. the share has a average recommendation of "Hold" and an consensus price target of $87.69. M&T Bank Corp increased its position in shares of Capella Education by 4.9% in the second quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 3,157 shares of the company's stock worth $268,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period.
As of quarter end Tiaa Cref Investment Management LLC had sold a total of 17,475 shares trimming its stake by 21.7%. The value of the company's investment in Capella Education Company increased from $3,775,000 to $4,100,000 increasing 8.6% since the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in shares of Capella Education by 1.6% in the first quarter.
In taking a look at technical levels, Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) shares are trading -18.71% away from the 50 day simple moving average and -20.42% away from the 200 day simple moving average. Institutional investors own 89.08% of the company's stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% of its portfolio in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA). Over the last three months, insiders have sold 18,000 shares of company stock valued at $1,543,760. The firm has a market cap of $781.37 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.28 and a beta of 0.49. Citadel Advsrs Lc invested 0% in Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA).
Capella Education Company (NASDAQ:CPLA) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. Brokerage firms anticipate that Capella Education business will report $3.54 earnings per share for the financial year. Vanguard Group boosted its position in Capella Education by 10.4% in the Q1. The business had revenue of $109.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $109.89 million. During the same period past year, the firm posted $0.93 EPS. Capella Education's revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter previous year. Capella Education Company also announced a dividend to be paid on Friday the 13th of October 2017. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a $0.41 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 22nd. Capella Education's payout ratio is now 42.38%.
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